Circula SuperSport Automatic

Pforzheim based watch brand Circula presents its latest timepiece, the SuperSport Automatic.

Founded in 1955, German watch brand Circula stands for high-quality mechanical watches with an authentic retro design. The new Circula SuperSport is a Super- Compressor diving watch, which were first launched in the 1950s.

Circula SuperSport Automatic

The SuperSport is not just a Super-Compressor-style watch (i.e., two crowns and an inner rotating bezel), but also includes a real compressor-function. Thus, the case back is compressed by water pressure for better sealing.

Circula SuperSport Automatic

As a genuine Super-Compressor, the SuperSport is based on models from the middle of the last century, modernized with today’s sporty elements.

Circula SuperSport Automatic

The case has a diameter of 40 millimeters and a water resistance of 300 meters. Sapphire crystal guarantees a scratch-free view onto the dial, which is equipped with Swiss Super-LumiNova® C3 X1 and built in a sandwich construction. Thus, the indexes are lowered into the dial.

Circula SuperSport Automatic

The inner rotating bezel and also the crown are filled with Swiss Super- LumiNova® C3. High-quality mechanical movements with automatic winding from Sellita in Switzerland are responsible for the precise time display, optionally available in ‘Top’ grade version with an extra hard Glucydur balance wheel for particularly high precision.

Circula SuperSport Automatic

The pre-order phase has now started and offers the opportunity to purchase the new SuperSport for EUR 699 (incl. VAT) / USD ~699 (excl. VAT) in the brand’s online shop by October 15th, including two straps, an H-Link steel bracelet and a Tropical rubber strap as well as free worldwide shipping. From mid-October it will cost € 100 more.

Circula SuperSport Automatic

Delivery will start mid-December 2021.

Technical details

Model: Circula SuperSport Automatic

• Handmade in Pforzheim, quality Made in Germany
• Sellita SW-200-1 Swiss automatic movement
• Optionally as top grade with Glucydur balance wheel
• Date at 6h (black & petrol dial), no-date on gray limited edition
• 40 mm diameter, 46.5 mm lug-to-lug, 12.8 mm height (13.3 mm incl. crystal)
• 316L stainless steel case with compressor function and solid steel case back
• Screw down crown at 4h with lume logo, turn-only crown at 2h
• 300 meters water-resistant
• Curved sapphire crystal, multi anti-reflective coated on the inside
• Clicking unidirectional inner rotating diver bezel
• Swiss Super-LumiNova® C3 (X1 Grade) filled hands and indexes on dial and bezel
• Sandwich-dial construction
• H-Link steel bracelet with safety clasp and six micro adjustments & Tropical rubber strap, both with quick exchange system

Circula SuperSport

Pforzheim, Germany based watch brand Circula presents “SuperSport”, a contemporary Super-Compressor diving watch. The brand has been known for their high-quality mechanical watches with an authentic retro design,

The special thing about the SuperSport is, that it is not just a Super-Compressor-style watch (i.e., two crowns and inner rotating bezel), but also includes a real compressor-function. Thus, the case back is compressed by water pressure for better sealing.

Circula SuperSport

As a super-compressor, the SuperSport is based on models from the middle of the last century, modernized with today’s sporty elements. The case will have a diameter of approx. 39 millimeters and a water resistance of 200 meters or more. Sapphire crystal guarantees a scratch-free view onto the dial, which is equipped with Swiss Super-LumiNova®. High-quality mechanical movements with automatic winding from Sellita in Switzerland are responsible for the precise time display.

However, some aspects of the watch have not yet been finalized, as watch fans can participate in shaping the creation of this new watch over the next few weeks. After registering on the brand’s website, you’ll receive access to the project area and can influence the watch with your ideas. New aspects are regularly brought up for discussion and voting there.

The most popular variants are then integrated into the dive watch. This approach has already proven itself with the retro diving watch AquaSport, which was released in 2020 and was developed with members of the largest German-speaking watch forum. The result is a watch that is affordable and yet of very high quality. Like all mechanical Circula watches, the SuperSport is also built in Pforzheim.

After the joint design process has been completed, pre-orders will begin in summer 2021 before the watch is delivered in autumn. During the pre-order phase, the new SuperSport is available in the brand’s online shop for 699 Euros, including two straps, a steel bracelet and a Tropic rubber strap. Later it will cost € 100 more.

For more details please visit: https://circulawatches.com/en

Circula AquaSport

The Pforzheim (Germany) based watch brand Circula has announced the launch of AquaSport, a skin diver watch designed with the largest German watch forum.

Circula AquaSport diving watch

The design of the AquaSport, like the Circula Heritage collection before, is based on a historical model from the watch brand, which have been modernized in line with the spirit of the times.

Circula AquaSport diving watch

This new Circula diver’s watch was developed together with members of the largest German speaking watch forum. The forum with over 65,000 watch enthusiasts actively participated in the design and development process, over 400 contributions were written in half a year for the AquaSport.

Circula AquaSport diving watch

Slightly larger than the historical model, its robust stainless steel case boasts a pillow-shaped case inspired by the retro style of the 1970s. Measuring 39mm diameter and equipped with a screwed-down crown, the watch has a water resistance up to 200 meters.

Circula AquaSport diving watch

The sapphire crystal glass guarantees a scratch-free view of the multilayered dial with wave decoration or sunburst pattern. The AquaSport watch houses a high-quality and precise Swiss mechanical movement with automatic winding.

Circula AquaSport diving watch

The movement options are ETA 2824-2 and STP 1-11. For the first time, Circula is also presenting the option of purchasing a certified chronometer, which has been strictly tested for extreme precision by the Swiss chronometer testing center COSC.

Circula AquaSport diving watch

The new AquaSport combines the design of the 1970s skin divers with classic and sporty colors that set accents. The dials are available in four different colors, and as a special extra, the bezel insert is made of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The night readability is guaranteed by high quality Swiss Super-LumiNova®.

Circula AquaSport diving watch

The AquaSport watch comes either on a solid stainless steel bracelet in a beads-of-rice design, or on a tropic rubber strap with a stainless steel pin buckle, which were popular on the icons of the 1970s. Leather straps with quick release exchange system are also optionally available.

Circula AquaSport diving watch

The Circula AquaSport can now be pre-ordered in the four colors and with three different straps on https://circulawatches.com/en from USD 490, incl. shipping. If you pre-order before November 20th, you will receive a quartz watch or a watch strap of your choice as a bonus, worth up to € 145. Delivery is planned before Christmas 2020.

Like all mechanical Circula watches, the AquaSport is also built in Pforzheim.

Technical details

Case
Stainless steel case
Dimensions: 39 mm in diameter, 46 mm lug to lug, 12.8 mm in height (without crystal, 13.4 mm incl.)
Scratch-resistant, slightly curved and anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal
120-click unidirectional sapphire bezel with indices from Swiss Super-LumiNova® BGW9
200 Meter water-resistant, screw down crown

Movement
Swiss automatic movements ETA 2824-2 or STP 1-11, regulated in 5 positions
Optionally as officially COSC certified Chronometer

Dial
Hands and indices filled with Swiss Super-LumiNova® C3

Strap
Tropic rubber strap, mesh or beads of rice stainless steel bracelet with quick exchange system

Origin
Handmade in Pforzheim, quality Made in Germany

Circula Heritage Collection

Handmade in Pforzheim by assuring the Made in Germany quality, these limited series mechanical watches are equipped with the NOS movements manufactured by Pforzheimer-Rohwerke GmbH (P.U.W.). The design of this collection was inspired by the first Circula model made in 1955. This historic timepiece was also equipped with a P.U.W. movement.

Circula Heritage Collection

The Heritage Hand-Wound models are equipped with historical and extremely rare P.U.W. Caliber 561 hand-wound movements made in the 1970s. The Heritage automatic models house the self-winding P.U.W. Caliber 1661 movements, also made in the 1970s.

Circula Heritage Collection

The watches are crafted from 316L stainless steel. The case of Heritage Hand-wound models measures 39mm diameter and 9.9mm thickness whereas the Heritage automatic models feature 41mm diameter case with 11.8 mm thickness. Both models are also being offered in rose gold PVD variations.

Circula Heritage Collection

These timepieces are fitted with scratch-resistant, double-curved and double anti-reflective coated sapphire crystals on the top. Each Heritage model features sapphire crystal case-back for admiring the mechanical movement, which is 100% made in Germany.

Circula Heritage Collection

Each model from this collection is limited to 499 pieces. The limited number is engraved on the case back. The limited edition number is also engraved on the winding rotor of automatic versions and on the barrel bridge of hand-wound versions. The leather strap handmade in Germany features quick exchange system.

Retail price of the Heritage Hand-Wound watch starts at 664 € and Heritage Automatic watch starts at 773 €.

Circula Retro Quartz Collection

This collection by Circula offers elegant quartz timepieces inspired by the 1950s designs. These watches are powered by Swiss Made Ronda quartz calibers. Available with different color themes of case and dial, these timepieces are fitted with a matching leather strap, textile strap or a mesh bracelet.

Circula Retro Quartz Collection

Made from stainless steel 316L, the watch case measures 39mm diameter and 8mm thickness (11mm with glass).

Circula Retro Quartz Collection

Each Circula Retro Quartz watch is fitted with a double-domed, extra hardened K1 mineral glass. Retail price starts at 125 €.

Circula Classic Automatic Collection

These minimalistic, modern automatic watches feature slim stainless steel case measuring 39 mm diameter and 10.1 mm thickness. The watch is available in stainless steel case versions with anthracite, blue or silver dials as well as in a rose gold PVD coated version featuring a silver dial.

Circula Classic Automatic Collection

Equipped with the customized and regulated Miyota 9015 self-winding movement, the Classic automatic timepieces are handmade in Pforzheim in accordance with the Made in Germany hallmark.

Circula Classic Automatic Collection

The watch is topped with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal double domed glass with double anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint coatings. The self-winding movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback.

Circula Classic Automatic Collection

The Classic automatic timepiece by Circula watches comes with a leather strap handmade in Germany or a mesh bracelet with quick exchange system. Retail price starts at 328 €.

CIRCULA WATCHES

CIRCULA is a German watch brand that produces mechanical timepieces inspired by the great horology traditions of Pforzheim. Located in the Black Forest region of Germany, Pforzheim is a historic centre renowned for its jewellery and watchmaking industries.

This brand’s origins can be traced back to 1955, when Heinz Huber founded a company in Pforzheim to design, manufacture and sell watches of his own.

Circula vintage watch, circa 1955
Circula vintage watch, circa 1955

Heinz Huber was a member of the Huber family that owned the jewelry and watch wholesaler Huber & Co. since 1926. After the Second World War, he decided to revive his family business of trading watches and jewelry as well as to set up a watch making company. In 1955, Heinz Huber founded the watch brand Circula.

Circula vintage watch with small seconds, circa 1960s
Circula vintage watch with small seconds, circa 1960s

In 2017, the brand Circula was re-launched by Cornelius Huber, the grandson of Heinz Huber. Cornelius launched an online crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds to produce a modernized new edition of the Circula watches.

The campaign was successful. The relaunch collection featured vintage inspired, Swiss quartz movement powered wristwatches featuring elegant and minimalistic design. After this campaign, Circula introduced new mechanical timepieces equipped with automatic and hand-wound calibers. Cornelius Huber’s father Klaus-Dieter Huber continues to help him in the business.

Some of the Circula mechanical watch models are equipped with the original in-house movements from the legendary German movement manufactory Pforzheimer-Rohwerke GmbH (P.U.W). These meticulously crafted mechanical hand-wound and automatic watches belong to the brand’s limited Heritage collection.

Cornelius Huber secured this rare treasure of New Old Stock (NOS) made 100% in Germany movements from a collector. All individual parts were manufactured in the late 1970s by P.U.W. (Pforzheimer Uhren Rohwerke GmbH) exclusively in Germany, in the city of Pforzheim. Interestingly, the mechanical movements from P.U.W. were already used in Circula’s first watches in 1955.

Circula vintage automatic diving watch, circa 1970s
Circula vintage automatic diving watch, circa 1970s

The historic and precise movements are assembled by hand, carefully regulated and encased in modern, high-grade stainless-steel cases with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Circula has also designed the dials especially for the Heritage collection. These valuable movements are constructed for a long life with high precision. In addition to the movements, Circula was able to secure enough spare parts to ensure long-term service.

Circula vintage chronograph watch, circa 1970s
Circula vintage chronograph watch, circa 1970s

The design of the modern Circula watches is based on the first models from the 1950s, with domed and anti-reflective sapphire crystal, multiple screwed sapphire crystal case back and dials with hand-applied indexes. The watches are built in Pforzheim – from the first movement screw to the encasing.

For those who prefer a modern movement, Circula offers the non-limited Classic collection with the very reliable Japanese Miyota 9015. In addition to the Heritage and Classic collections, the brand also offers quartz watches (Retro Quartz Collection) equipped with Swiss Ronda movements.

The Circula watches – named after the circulating balance wheel in mechanical timepieces – are available through the brand’s online shop.

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Website: https://circulawatches.com/en